Gemüse Syndikat – Auenhof Havelland
Berlin – Brandeburg, Germany
The Gemüse Syndikat (vegetable syndicate) is a CSA project, initialized by the Auenhof together with the Karolinengarten, two family farms in the state of Brandenburg. It is based on the idea of partnership and cooperation and aims to share work and responsibility, join power and ideals and have vital exchange. The combination of the CSA model and the cooperation allows us to implement an agriculture that is in line with our ideals – nature friendly, sustainable, healthy, diverse etc. – and that is at the same time fair for the producers and social for the takers, with a price system that allows lower and higher prices to even out.
We want to make Gemüse Syndikat a sustainable project (maturing) providing regional food fairly, socially and cooperatively. This could include more producers of vegetables, fruit and other basic foods. With this we aim to give producers a basis to live and develop their projects, takers to relate to and understand food production reality, and everyone to share a reasonable way of living.
Info about the Innovators and the Innovation portraits Catalogue
FoodSHIFT 2030 aims to launch an ambitious citizen-driven transition of the European food system towards a low carbon circular future, including a shift to less meat and more plant based diets. This transition is necessary in order to address the pressing challenges for food and nutrition security, contribute to the EU commitment of reducing GHG emissions by at least 40% by 2030, and revitalize urban-rural linkages and partnerships.
To do so, it establishes FoodSHIFT Accelerator Labs for maturing, combining, upscaling and multiplying existing food system innovations across nine front-runner city-regions. In turn these innovations contribute to the FoodSHIFT vision.
An Innovation Catalogue called “Innovation Portraits” was created to snapshot each of the Food Innovations connected with each of the FoodSHIFT Accelerator Labs (FALs) across the 9 city regions.
Info about the Innovation Portraits Catalogue
The Innovation Catalogue will snapshot each of the Food Innovations connected with each of the FoodSHIFT Accelerator Labs (FALs) across the 9 city regions. Each FAL has a dedicated innovation focus and each chapter will present innovation cases from a particular FAL. For each of the innovations presented, a snapshot of the innovation concept and purpose will be given, alongside the key impacts the innovation has in relation to the FoodSHIFT Impact Pathways and the acceleration ambitions of the innovation.
In addition, each innovation portrait is also categorized according to its Innovation Dimension. These dimensions indicate what kind of innovation is being presented, and where in the value chain it plays a role. This is indicated by these tabs. The dimensions are defined as follows:
Product – Innovations in this category address new or updated products, including quality, safety and market impact.
Process – These innovations are relevant to new technologies for processing, logistical improvements, infrastructure and new/improved services.
Social – Innovations in this category are relevant to changes in behaviour (e.g. consumers/citizens), development of new relationships and inclusiveness.
Governance – The innovations address policy developments, including food planning, subsidies, taxing, certificates & labelling.
Learn more about all the Innovation portraits: https://foodshift2030.eu/meet-the-people-changing-your-food-system/